Ravished by a Highlander Audiobook
By: Paula Quinn
Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
Children Of The Mist, Book 1
9hrs and 51mins
Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she’s been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown’s most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal–and a bold rescue–land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.
As the firstborn son of a powerful Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor has no loyalty to the English throne, but he’s not the kind of man to leave a woman in distress, even if she is English. He vows to deliver Davina to safety, unharmed and untouched. Yet one stolen kiss leaves them both smoldering with desire…and desperate for more. With Davina’s secret threatening to destroy his clan, Rob must choose between everything he holds dear and the one woman he can’t live without.
I buy mostly from sites that offer the books in downloadable format. I’m a very impatient person; I like to get the books right away, I don’t like waiting for the CDs to arrive in the mail, in fact, nowadays I get most of my audiobooks on my I phone’s application for audible, one click and I get the book. You got to love technology.
I recently discovered a new way to purchase audio books; that is as an IPhone application ( the book was the actual app.), and it was only $9.99- this is a great price for an unabridged audiobook.
These applications are offered from Blackstone Audio Inc. Worth checking out.
This is the first installment in Paula Quinn’s, Children of the Mist series, and my first book by this author.
Before I say anything else, let me say, this book is so much more than the cover and the title, this is much more than what I had expected.
The book it set in the late 16th Century, and during the time of political conflict between Catholics and Protestants, and the struggles for power between the two.
Davina Montgomery was hidden away in a convent by her Royal family since she was a child. For all of her life, she has been safeguarded from her father’s enemies and political plots that could harm her, but it all comes to an end when her enemies find her, and attack the abbey- killing all the soldiers and nuns who have become her only family. By chance, Robert MacGregor, a Scottish Highlander, and some men of his clan witnessed the attack. MacGregor saves Davina without having any idea of her identity. He takes her with him with the intention of delivering her to a different abbey. Unable to leave her, fearing for her safety, he makes the decision to take her back with him to the Highlands, in their journey, they become passionately in love with each other, but nothing is ever easy, they have to overcome all the complications and obstacles for their happy ending.
This a sweet, very touching and wonderfully written love story, with very likable protagonists, a great set of secondary characters and an intriguing political plot; all great ingredients for an entertaining listen.
The only problem I imagine this book could have is that it might disappoint the hardcore romance listener. This book is not as sexy or steamy as Karen Marie Moning or Lindsay Sands Highlander books, but neither is, as deep or serious as Diana Gabaldon’s books. I think the book cover and title are a little misleading. ( not much ravishing going on here). I had rated this book sensuality Hot, it’s my policy to do so when the novel contains sex scenes, but I would say that it’s more on the warm side.
3.70 stars based on 128 ratings
I really enjoyed the narration by Carrington MacDuffie; I thought she did a great job with the Scottish accent, but I have to warn you, I’m not the best judge when it comes to Highlander’s accents. I did get very clearly the characters, their personalities, and the overall ambiance of the book. I never once felt her voice jarring or intrusive, it kept my interest and attention throughout the whole book. Her male voices were very good and believable. Overall, she delivered a very good performance.